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SimpleMath

I have to do basic arithmetic on a fairly regular basis. My tool of choice for the last few years has been LeanCalc. It does the job well for the most part, but it doesn’t ignore non 0-9 characters, I would commonly use it to calculate a percentage of a dollar value. I’d paste in…

Just Use the Empty Tab

I guess this is a pet peeve of mine, but why don’t any of the major browsers open a requested URL in the frontmost tab if that tab is empty (about:blank)? Camino got this right years ago, but Firefox, Safari and Chrome still open up a new tab next to the empty one. I can’t…

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LaunchBar 5 – Release Notes – Version 5.0.3. Time to upgrade! The Basic Physics of Collisions and Thoughts on a Concussion-Preventing Helmet | GFMorris.com – interesting notes here. Harig: Rocco Mediate’s win shines focus on Fall Series – golf is the truest meritocracy in professional sports. The Slow Death of Overlapping Windows – “Its weird…

Reached the tipping point with MobileMe. Now enabling sync for Mail and Bookmarks (I don’t use Safari, but LaunchBar indexes them fine).

Joyful Apps

I’ve started building a list of applications that fill me with joy. LaunchBar – can’t imagine life without it. xScope – I don’t even use it that much, but when I do… so awesome. Pukka – I’ve been using Delicious as a central data store more of late. These aren’t all “must-have” apps, nor are…

Replacing Utilities

Over the last five years I’ve heavily used MailTemplate and shadowClipboard. Both are great utilities, and neither works right on Snow Leopard (and no upgrades in sight). As a result, I’ve found workarounds. Rather than move to different utilities for these features, I’ve tried to simplify. I’m already hopelessly dependent on LaunchBar, so coming up…

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Thoughts on Opera Unite | FactoryCity tecosystems – Google Wave: Tsunami or Microwave? The Q&A – excellent write-up Thinking about innovation and business models YouTube – John Hodgman at Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner (thanks Greg) Attention All Plugin Authors Selling a 16GB iPhone 2G – looks like an interesting option. Free Google Voice calls…

Air Install List

Since the Air is a little light on hard drive space I’ve been a little bit picky about what I install on it. It’s a good way to figure out what your “must have” apps are – this is what made the cut for me: LaunchBar – this is the very first thing I installed.…

This eeePC is actually pretty useful with Firefox, ThunderBird and Open Office – really need a LaunchBar equivalent for it though.

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Living with defaults – I learned this (and the value of web apps) when I started using 2+ machines on a regular basis. You just can’t maintain settings on everything, which is why apps like LaunchBar and MsgFiler are so great (because they react to your data, not setting up shortcuts, etc.). Adding Inline Search…

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Ten CSS tricks you may not know | evolt.org – I didn’t know #8 in this list, great tip. Why does LaunchBar cause Perl to take up lots of CPU resources? – I think everyone I know that has given LaunchBar a good trial has switched to it from QuickSilver. The iPhone and Public APIs…

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Quickly locking your computer in OS X YouTube – Ronaldinho: Touch of Gold – talk about impressive… YUI 2.3.0: Six New Components and a Prettier Face – YUI is just getting better and better. As smitten as I am with jQuery, I’m going to have to take another hard look at YUI. Almost Everything I…

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Rootkit – ugh. OpenDNS add “shortcuts” – I already use LaunchBar for this functionality, which is akin to editing your HOSTS file. Michael Sitarzewski: Mac laptop, two internal drives? – even supports RAID configs, nice! WordPress Theme Generator – looks pretty nice. Buzz Marketing for Technology: One Bad Blog Can Kill You – this is…

Switching to Firefox

Even though Camino is doing very well, I finally decided to switch to Firefox in order to use the PwdHash extension (as previously discussed). I’m not loading up on too many plugins though, just PwdHash and Translator which tempted me before (I use Firebug and Web Developer in my development profile). I’ve created a main…

On Safari

I used Safari as my primary browser for a little over a week. Disclaimer: I was not a fan of Safari before this and have used Chimera/Camino as my primary browser for several years. This post has my notes from the experience. The transition to Safari was pretty easy. LaunchBar already indexes my bookmarks, so…